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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; revision of a currently approved information collection; OMB No. 1660-0009; No Forms.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before August 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to oira.submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598-3005, facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail address FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Collection of Information

Title: The Declaration Process: Requests for Preliminary Damage Assessment, Federal Disaster Assistance, Cost Share Adjustment, and Appeals.

Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection.

OMB Number: 1660-0009.

Form Titles and Numbers: No Forms.

Abstract: When a disaster occurs in a State, the Governor of the State or the Acting Governor in his/her absence, may request a major disaster declaration or an emergency declaration. The Governor should submit the request to the President through the appropriate Regional Administrator to ensure prompt acknowledgement and processing. The information obtained by joint Federal, State, and local preliminary damage assessments will be analyzed by FEMA regional senior level staff. The regional summary and the regional analysis and recommendation shall include a discussion of State and local resources and capabilities, and other assistance available to meet the disaster related needs. The Administrator of FEMA provides a recommendation to the President and also provides a copy of the Governor's request. In the event the information required by law is not contained in the request, the Governor's request cannot be processed and forwarded to the White House. In the event the Governor's request for a major disaster declaration or an emergency declaration is not granted, the Governor may appeal the decision.

Affected Public: “State, Local or Tribal Governments”.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 56.

Frequency of Response: On Occasion.

Estimated Average Hour Burden per Respondent: 198 Hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,088 Hours. The total Annual Burden Hours has decreased since publication of the 60-day Federal Register Notice at 74 FR 10956, March 13, 2009.Start Printed Page 36499

Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting or recordkeeping costs associated with this collection.

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Larry Gray,

Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. E9-17513 Filed 7-22-09; 8:45 am]

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